The New York Yankees are finalizing a deal to acquire first baseman Anthony Rizzo from the Chicago Cubs, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
Rizzo has spent the past 10 seasons with Chicago. The left-handed slugger came over in a trade with the San Diego Padres in 2012 and is considered one of the iconic Cubs after helping break a 108-year championship drought in 2016.
The three-time All-Star entered Thursday batting .248 with 14 home runs and 40 RBIs in 92 games this season. He will turn 32 on Aug. 8.
The news of the trade was first reported by the YES Network.